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Why Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Is A Modern Classic! | The Best Star Wars Video Games Ever #8

Check out the next entry in our series, where we take a look at the best Star Wars video games ever!


Welcome to the next episode in our series where we take a look at the best Star Wars video games ever. This time we look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the more recent entry in this series, and a true modern classic.

In this quick retrospective review, we reveal why it’s the best Star Wars game of the modern era, and why it provides the perfect amount of service for long time fans.

Read our rundown of the best Star Wars video games ever!

Transcript

Hey how’s it going guys! Welcome to the next installment in our rundown of the best Star Wars games ever. We run down a brand new game every week, and we’ve already covered the likes of Republic Commando, The Force Unleashed and The Phantom Menace. So if this sounds like something you’d be interested in then hit the subscribe and the notification bell for more videos like this. And don’t forget to tell us what your favourite Star Wars game is in the comments below.

The most recent release in this series, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order offers the most realistic digital interpretation of the Star Wars galaxy yet.

Set between Episodes 3 and 4, you follow the story of Cal Kestis, a former Padawan who managed to escape the Jedi slaughter of Order 66. Never finishing his training, we find him as a scrapper, surviving on an imperial junk planet. After an altercation with a gang of the Empire’s Jedi execution squad, Cal is saved by former Jedi Master Cere Junda. Together with her surly alien co-pilot, Greez, you’ll soon be whisked away on an adventure to rebuild the Jedi order. 

In terms of the story, it’s quintessentially Star Wars. Cal is your typical Jedi who you can project yourself onto, while the supporting cast are left to chew the scenery and steal the best one liners. Whether you like this will be very much down to taste, but it definitely feels like it was written with longtime fans in mind. And as one of those long suffering nerds, I can confirm the story works for me in a big way. 

Conversations between Storm Troopers, and random encounters make it feel like a rich, lived in universe. It’s a testament to the writing that you’ll find Storm Troopers far more endearing than you ever have before. Don’t believe me? You’ll just have to play it to find out. 

And yes, there is at least one High Ground reference, to the delight of memelords everywhere.

Gameplaywise, it pulls from a surprisingly wide range of inspirations. Lightsaber swings have a weight like the melee attacks in God Of War, the multilayered levels have a Metroidvanian appeal, and punishing yet rewarding enemies could’ve been pulled straight out of a Souls game. It’s a great mixing pot that helps it become something familiar, but decidedly unique. 

After a while in the wilderness, this is the game fans have been clambering for. It captures the charm and essence of what makes the franchise great, and combines it with great gameplay. Sure it plays it safe, relying on a lot on the series’ tropes, but dammit the fan service works for me!

And that’s a wrap on this edition of the best Star Wars video games ever. What did you think of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order? Please let me know in the comments below, I’d love to read your thoughts. In the meantime, if you enjoyed this video, please hit subscribe as there’ll be plenty more all about the best Star Wars games coming very soon. 

My name has been Tom, and may the force be with you!


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<strong>Tom Baker</strong>
Tom Baker

I like Star Wars, heavy metal and BBQ Pringles.

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